I have an itch to revamp the Veronese overgown in time for Folsom Renaissance Faire, since it looks like the Chateau Rose will be attending in one form or another. And if I can’t have an actual new gown, the next best thing is to remake an old one. My idea is to make it
I have a bee in my bonnet that I want to remake the black silk overgown of my Veronese outfit. I really love this piece, but it entirely doesn’t close anymore and likely never will. But I want to wear it, it’s so pretty! I think there’s a way to revamp the front to make
And then, on the last weekend before the con, I finally made it. Just the wire rebato, not a new outfit (perhaps another day). I decided I could wear it with some 16th-century things in my wardrobe, in particular, the rebato could hold up the 1590s ruff quite well. First, I sketched a design of
At the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose.
Here’s the completed gown as I wore it to 12th Night.
I bit the bullet and commissioned the lovely and talented Sarah to make this gown for me! She took my concept, tweaked the pattern she and Bridget made for my 1580s doublet, and *ta-da*, created a fabulous ensemble for 12th Night. She rocks and a half 🙂 All I made was that beaded girdle I’d
This one’s been on my mind for a while. In fact, this portrait was one of my early inspirations for what became the 1580s gown. I love the stripes, of course, and I really love the high, closed doublet front (and I did go for that style in the other gown too). The little ruffs,